Chapter Leadership Elected at November 13, 2019 Annual Meeting

The following individuals were elected to serve the Chapter at our annual meeting held on November 13, 2019.

President:     Charles Knowlden

Vice President:     Walt Nicholson

Secretary:     Kevin McJunkin

Treasurer:     Bob Baker

Director (2 year term):     Dave Craig

Director (3 year term): Joe Radley and David Wonderlich

The other Directors whose terms were not up are Bob Spencer and Bill Worobec (terms expire in 2020) and Isaac Bragunier whose term expires in 2021. The Chapter would like to thank the above individuals for giving their time to serve and lead our Chapter. We would like to give a big thank you to Burr Boston who has served as Director for the last 3 years and declined to run for another term. Burr has provided a great deal of knowledge and expertise over the last 3 years and we are grateful for his willingness to become involved in the Chapter and give of his time. He participated in all our meetings and events and we look forward to his continued input in the future. Thanks again Burr!!

More streams to be considered for Wild Trout and Class A designations

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has released a new list of proposed Class A Wild Trout Streams (https://www.fishandboat.com/…/2019-11-12-Jan2020ClassA-prop…) and Wild Trout Streams (https://www.fishandboat.com/…/2019-11-12-Jan2020WildTrout-p…). You can comment of the proposed list of Class A Wild Trout Streams at https://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm… and Wild Trout Streams at https://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm…

Thank You to All Our Veterans

On this Veterans Day, we at Trout Unlimited thank our military servicemen and women, our veterans, and their families for their lives of service. Through TU’s Veterans Service Partnership, we invite you to continue that legacy of service and join a ready-made community of passionate conservationists and anglers. For the past 60 years, Trout Unlimited has worked to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. If you share our passion, or just wish to know more, we welcome you to find your community at www.tu.org/chaptersearch. Happy Veterans Day from Trout Unlimited!

Pine Creek Trophy Brown Trout “Stretch” Topic of Trout Unlimited Meeting

“The Stretch” is a scenic 2.8 miles section of Big Pine Creek below the mouth of Slate Run which has been converted to a destination public trophy trout fishery thanks to the efforts of Tom Finkbiner of the Slate Run Tackle, Straub Brewery, and the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Izzack Albright of Outcast Anglers will be the speaker at the November 13th meeting of the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited, who will describe the history, objectives and successes of the “Brown Trout Club” program and its efforts to create opportunities for anglers to experience trophy trout fishing in this “catch and release” section of Pine Creek. The public is welcomed to this timely and informative meeting which will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, rear of 807 West Fourth Street (enter off of Campbell Street) in Williamsport. For more information, please see our website at https://susquehannatu.com/.

Candidates announced for upcoming election

The Directors, acting as the nominating committee at its meeting on 10/09/19, have proposed the following candidates for election at the November 13th Annual Meeting of Susquehanna Chapter TU:

  • President- Charles Knowlden
  • Vice President –  Isaac Bragunier
  • Secretary – Kevin McJunkin
  • Treasurer – Robert Baker
  • Director (Two Years) – David Craig and Walter Nicholson
  • Director (Three years) – Joseph Radley, David Wonderlich Nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting by current chapter members.

Weakening the Clean Water Act

National and PA TU encourages everyone to consider personally filing comments in opposition to EPA’S rule change. The comment period ends on October 21st. This is important. Please take a moment and visit this TU blog for talking points https://www.tu.org/blog/clean-water-at-risk-cwa-401/. You can then comment on EPA’s proposal directly on the docket or through TU’s comment portal, using one of the links in the TU message below. The only way this can be defeated is through overwhelming public opposition that is based on sound science and rational thought. Official 60-day comment period: Publication of the proposed rule triggers a 60-day comment period. Comments are due October 21st. Volunteers are encouraged to comment directly to the docket (here are some tips for commenting through the online portal) or through TU’s Action Alert (available here). Need some help with commenting? A short overview of key takeaways from the proposal is included below. Trout Unlimited staff will review and offer substantive comments on the proposed rule. TU Councils and Chapters are encouraged to coordinate with the Government Affairs team to share project examples, ask questions, and to help ensure we are as effective as possible across the TU family. EPA Now Accepting Comments: Take Action Here!